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To make offices safe during COVID-19, buildings need a breath of fresh air 15.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
To make offices safe during COVID-19, buildings need a breath of fresh air Jesse Klein Mon, 06/15/2020 - 02:00 The coronavirus thrives inside. A Hong Kong paper found that of over 7,000 COVID-19 cases, only one outbreak was contracted outdoors. In Seoul, an infection cluster was so concentrated that even on a 19-floor building, the outbreak was contained to just one floor, and almost entirely on one side of that floor. The data seems to indicate that infections occur in dense inside areas with shared airspace, compounded by recirculating that air — the definition of a modern office building.  Over the past decade, the density of office buildings has increased in a bid for ever-increasing efficiency. The move from cubicles to open planning drastically decreased the average space per employee in an office. The average cubicle is usually between 6 feet by 6 feet and 8 feet by 12 feet. A standard office desk for an open plan is almost half that, typically 5 feet wide and 2.5 feet deep . Another side effect ...
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Could indoor air quality become part of the post coronavirus playbook? 15.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
Could indoor air quality become part of the post coronavirus playbook? Joe Snider Fri, 05/15/2020 - 01:29 Here is what we know, or think we know, about COVID-19: it can spread through the air. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , it is thought that the COVID-19 virus can spread "through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks." According to a news release from the National Institutes of Health on March 17, these respiratory droplets seem to be detectable in the air for as long as three hours. Here is what we also know about hospital buildings and the way they are designed: Ventilation is an important aspect for the design of medical facilities, embraced to prevent the spread of airborne disease. As engineer Gregory Hudson notes in his article " Ventilation Strategies for Healthcare Facilities ," "Appropriate ventilation, when properly applied and designed, can limit the spread of airborne pathogens throughout a healthcare ...
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Green bonds are growing bigger and broader 4.5.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The variety of purposes has expanded beyond alternative energy to green building and sustainable-transport projects. And that's just a start.
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How to build a flood resilient future 14.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new book shows how we can adapt the built and natural environment to be more flood resilient in the face of climate change.
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Learning from social enterprises creating an inclusive circular economy 13.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The transition will require people to work together across companies and sectors, using skills such as empathy, craftsmanship and ingenuity.
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Will Mexico Rise to the Zero-Carbon Buildings Challenge? 4.3.2020 THE CITY FIX
The global battle against climate change will take place in the world’s buildings. Buildings produce nearly 40% of global energy-related emissions. And while the latest research shows the world needs to reach net-zero-carbon emissions by 2050, the concept of a “zero-carbon building” ‒ one ...
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Will Mexico Rise to the Zero-carbon Buildings Challenge? 3.3.2020 WRI Stories
Will Mexico Rise to the Zero-carbon Buildings Challenge? Comments|Add Comment|PrintMexico is poised for massive construction over the next 10 years. Will it pursue zero-carbon buildings? Photo by Alejandro Islas Photograph AC/Wikimedia Commons The global battle against climate change will take place in the world’s buildings. Buildings produce nearly 40% of global energy-related emissions. And while the latest research shows the world needs to reach net-zero-carbon emissions by 2050, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Music has charms to soothe the anxious pet 11.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Research shows that certain music can calm pets with anxiety issues, separation anxiety and noise phobias.
Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups 21.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging.
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Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups for good 21.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging.
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Trying to measure circularity? Here are some tools to consider 20.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The development of specific and actionable metrics at the systems, business and product levels will be a key accelerator for scale.
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$13 trillion: China's expected construction spending by 2030. Will some go to zero carbon buildings? 6.11.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
This article originally appeared on WRI Insights.China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom.
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Buildings Are an Ideal but Overlooked Climate Solution 4.11.2019 WRI Stories
Buildings Are an Ideal but Overlooked Climate Solution Comments|Add Comment|Print In her speech before the United Nations in September 2019, Greta Thunberg called out the assembled world leaders for their stubborn adherence to the status quo in the face of an escalating climate crisis. "How dare you pretend that this can be solved with just business as usual?" she said. Perhaps no sector better illustrates this need to do more than the buildings sector. The International Energy Agency... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Buildings Are an Ideal But Overlooked Climate Solution 4.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
In her speech before the United Nations in September 2019, Greta Thunberg called out the assembled world leaders for their stubborn adherence to the status quo in the face of an escalating climate crisis. “How dare you pretend that this ...
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Green Seal at 30: What we’ve learned 4.11.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Seven things you should know about ecolabeling.
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How the cleanest U.S. cities are progressing toward zero carbon 23.10.2019 GreenBiz.com
This article originally appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org.
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RELEASE: WRI Joins Zero Carbon Buildings for All Initiative Launched at UN Climate Action Summit 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: WRI Joins Zero Carbon Buildings for All Initiative Launched at UN Climate Action Summit Developing and industrialized countries commit to decarbonize their building sector to achieve massive CO2 reductions. NEW YORK (September 23, 2019) — All buildings must be net zero carbon by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, but fewer than 1% of buildings are today. Zero Carbon Buildings for All, a multi-partner global initiative endorsed by the UN Secretary General, was announced at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The big swing we need to mainstream sustainability 23.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Concentrating on culture, and the "who" of sustainable change, not just the "what," should be a bigger part of your portfolio.
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China is Investing $13 Trillion in Construction. Will It Pursue Zero Carbon Buildings? 17.9.2019 THE CITY FIX
China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom. The country has the largest buildings market in the world, making up 20% oconstruction investment$13 trillion on buildings by 2030 This unprecedented level of construction has tremendous implications ‒ not just ...
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China Is Investing $13 Trillion in Construction. Will It Pursue Zero Carbon Buildings? 17.9.2019 WRI Stories
China Is Investing $13 Trillion in Construction. Will It Pursue Zero Carbon Buildings? Comments|Add Comment|PrintGuangzhou’s Pearl River Tower, the first zero carbon building in China. Photo by Brad Wilkins/Creative Commons. */ China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom. The country has the largest buildings market in the world, making up 20% of all construction investment globally. And it’s only set to grow: China is expected to spend nearly $13 trillion on buildings by 2030. This... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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